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Feb 2, 2015

Program seeks to reduce state’s prison population

A more humane, less costly alternative to throwing drug addicts into prison is a key goal of a Lakeshore-area social justice group.

Aug 20, 2014

Recommendations for treatment courts include money for evaluation

A legislative study committee voted Wednesday to recommend several changes to Wisconsin’s treatment courts system.

Aug 17, 2014

State’s drug courts grow, but racial disparities persist

Even before Dane County Circuit Judge Sarah O’Brien crunched the numbers, she knew something was amiss. Her strongest evidence: “The courtroom didn’t look right when I walked in.”

Jun 23, 2014

TAD programs to get additional $1.5M

The state Attorney General’s Office is allocating $1.5 million in grants to 14 criminal diversion programs across the state.

Aug 23, 2013

State to help courts establish treatment programs

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced a grant program Friday that will divvy $1.5 million between county court systems in Wisconsin that do not have a treatment or diversion program for defendants.

Feb 6, 2013

Abrahamson says state’s court system provides high rate of return

The financial partnership between Wisconsin counties and the state court system provides a justice system with a high rate of return on investment for the people of Wisconsin, state Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson told members of the Wisconsin Counties Associa[...]


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